Using an iPad with a Synology NAS | Using a terminal command to find your public IP address

In this video we take a look at how from an iPad, we can run a terminal command to find out what IP address our home network is using to connect to the internet. We found this command particularly useful when configuring our network connection with a domain name.

Note: As iPadOS does not have a terminal, we need to use a terminal emulator to run the command. In this video we used a free terminal emulator called a-Shell.

Quick reference notes:

  • Download and open the a-Shell app
  • To find out your public IP address, at the command prompt type.
  • When you press Enter on the keyboard, your iPad will display the public IP address to your network. 
  • To gracefully close your current Terminal session type:
  • When you press Enter on your keyboard the Terminal session will end and you can close the Terminal application.

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